Rajasthan Assembly elections- 15 Muslim candidates from Congress


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The Congress party has given tickets to 15 Muslim Candidates, but the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) fielded only one candidate for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly election.

Just like the last Assembly Election the number of Muslim candidates is the same, but all of them lost. On the other hand the BJP gave tickets to four Muslim candidates out of which 2 won.


Yoonus Khan, who is the state transport minister, has been fielded from Tonk constituency, where state Congress president Sachin Pilot is contesting.

till the last minute, the BJP kept Khan reserved. He is a sitting MLA from Deedwana constituency. After the Congress fielded Pilot from the Muslim-dominated constituency, the BJP replaced sitting MLA Ajit Singh Mehta, who figured in an earlier list, and announced Khan's candidature on Monday.


The Congress has trusted 8 Muslim candidates who lost in the last Assembly elections. Out of them two are women.  Safia and Gulnaz are the wives of two Muslim candidates who contested the 2013 election.

BJP dropped sitting MLA Habibur Rahman and due to this he quit the party and returned to Congress after a decade and became a candidate from Nagaur seat.

He was the Waqf minister during the Ashok Gehlot government, but then joined BJP in 2008 after the Congress denied him to give ticket.

With Inputs from Agency

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